The Garden Club of Weaverville partners with the Weaverville Lowes to build birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville. Thanks to the support of Lowe’s Store Manager, Mike Finnegan, Lowe’s is donating the materials to make several bluebird and wren houses as a Garden Club community service project.
“Adding birdhouses to the Nature Park creates focused habitat and encourages the birds we want to nest and bear offspring in places we can see,” says Randy Burroughs, a landscape architect involved with the park’s development from the beginning and the creator of the walnut benches in the Park.
After Randy’s brief overview about the benefits of the birdhouses to the wildlife in the Nature Park and for park visitors alike, members will hammer away and build the houses.
Working in teams of 2-3, participants will follow easy step by step written instructions and assemble the wooden houses from pre-cut pieces with the help of an instructor.
Members need to bring:
Power screwdriver with a Philips head
Make & Take Birdhouse ~ $10
Members also have the option to make a birdhouse and take it home and decorate for $10. You must order a birdhouse by Monday, September 25th. The proceeds from this will be donated to the Nature Park. Bring cash or make a check out to: Town of Weaverville
Contact Ruth Planey to order a Make & Take Birdhouse. Be sure to say how many bluebird and wren houses you want to purchase. Ruth Planey 828-658-4151 or email@example.com
All Garden Club programs and business meetings are FREE and open to the public. Programs start at 9:30 AM the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room of the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.
DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, WE ARE MOVING THIS PROGRAM TO:
at 7:00 p.m.
We hope to see you there!
Annie Martin, nationally-recognized moss landscape designer and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening (Timber Press, 2015), introduces the joys and environmental benefits of gardening with eco-friendly mosses. This free event is sponsored by The Garden Club of Weaverville on Tuesday, September 12th at 7 p.m. open to the public. Join us at The Weaverville Town Hall Community Room, 30 South Main Street in Weaverville.
Inspirational photographs, moss specimens for ID and essential how-to tips will help you get started on your own moss gardening projects. Annie Martin (aka Mossin’ Annie), owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises in Brevard, NC and Timber Press author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening, provides valuable insights on how to transform your garden or lawn into a serene retreat and eco-friendly landscape showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants – mosses! Martin will be available for a book signing after the lecture.
For more about Mountain Moss’ specialized landscape services or to choose shade or sun moss species from the exclusive selection of live mosses for sale, visit www.mountainmoss.com.
The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club, CLICK HERE.
The Garden Club of Weaverville’s Annual Rummage Sale, held on May 6th, was a huge success. Hand-blown glass artwork, rugs, garden tools, plants and more flew out the door at bargain prices.
Founded in 1973, the Garden Club is a co-ed non-profit open to everyone which works to contribute to the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening. The sale raised nearly $2000 this year and will provide funds for the beautification of downtown Weaverville parks, garden spaces and flower beds to help us keep Weaverville beautiful! Proceeds from the Rummage Sale also helps buy supplies for the holidays wreaths, ornaments for the trees we decorate in the heart of town, and helps us support the Main Street Nature Park.
A big thanks to all our members who supported the sale by donating items and giving their valuable time to help set up, price items, bake yummy goodies, provide food for the volunteers and work at the sale. Everyone’s participation is much appreciated and made our one and only yearly fundraiser so successful.
A special thanks to the Town of Weaverville for the use of the community center overlooking beautiful Lake Louise and to The Cottage Door Consignment Boutique which gives us hundreds of items to sell each year. Members can support the Garden Club all year long by taking items to the Cottage Door and donating them to be sold for the Garden Club’s account.
One of the perks of being a member of the Weaverville Garden Club is the chance to attend special events such as the guided tour of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville we took in May.
Club members enjoyed an intimate look at one of Asheville’s natural wonders, the Botanical Gardens. Garden Manager, Jay Kranyik’s guided tour included information about various plants, flowers and trees and colorful anecdotes about the four North Carolina State Champion Trees and two National Champion Trees the Gardens can boast of. The story of the Moon Tree is truly out of this world. It sprouted from a Sycamore seed that orbited the moon 34 times in the Apollo 14 capsule before taking root in 1976 and it now grows here.
What started as an old dairy farm in 1960 can now lay claim to being one of the finest examples of Southern Appalachian native plants in the country with the distinction of selecting and documenting those plants.
“The gardens honor the natural landscape and it’s incredible diversity,” said Jay Kranyik. “There are 650 different species in 10 contiguous acres. That makes for hyper compaction of biodiversity. Plus, one out of eight plants are rare or endangered.”
Several Garden Club members volunteer at the Botanical Gardens and happily pointed out the areas in which they work and shared some of the knowledge they’ve gleaned.
Afterwards, a leisurely picnic style potluck in the shade of the gazebo…the perfect spot to share a delightful lunch.
The gardens include a half mile walking path, two creeks and a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. They are free and open to the public from 10 AM – 4 PM daily with free parking on site. Pets and bikes are not allowed.